Product Theatre Programme

Date: 3rd September

Time: 13:30 – 14:35


 This session will explore:

    • What a literature review is and why they are so important.
    • Summary of the findings from research we commissioned into research behaviour and the challenges around carrying out literature reviews.
    • What contributes to these challenges (i.e. information overload, predatory journals, ineffective search practices)?
    • What IFIS is developing to support the community in response to the findings.
    • Tips for carrying out effective literature reviews, including developing your search strategy, undertaking information searches (with some tips for focused searches), and critical appraisal.
    • Q&A.

Literature reviews in food science – what, why and how? (IFIS/MySAAFoST session)

Speaker:  Rhianna Gamble

Speaker’s affiliation (Institution / Company) – IFIS Publishing

Speaker biography

Rhianna Gamble is Head of Marketing at IFIS, the not-for-profit publisher of the FSTA database, based in Reading, UK. She read English Literature at Durham University followed by a postgraduate degree in Publishing from Oxford Brookes University where she specialised in academic journals and has a Professional Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Before joining IFIS in 2014, Rhianna worked for Elsevier, marketing journals and conferences.

Rhianna volunteers with the British Section of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), the Food, Agriculture and Environmental Resources division of the Special Libraries Association (FAER) and the Marketing and Communications working group of the Research4Life programme (Hinari, Agora, OARE, ARDI and GOALI).